===== Exterior =====
Villa Casanova is a typical Tuscan homestead from the early 1800's located in the unmistakable Chianti Classico countryside a short distance from the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, on the Via Chiantigiana – a rural route that runs from start to finish through the renowned vine-growing and wine making region.
The farmhouse, with its stone facade offering 9 bedrooms and 10 baths, is set in vineyards and olive groves and looks out over a breathtaking panorama.
The interiors are typical of Tuscan rural architecture, with floors in handmade Florentine red brick and exposed-beam ceilings.
At Villa Casanova, the elegance of tradition is reinvented to coexist with such modern luxuries as the pool and the private well being suite.
Each of the tastefully-appointed guest rooms has a private bath, satellite TV, minibar, air-conditioning, and wireless Internet. Safe and phone service. Ample parking.
Villa Casanova consists of two buildings: the main house, where the guest rooms are located, and a second, facing building furnished and organized as a large veranda dining area for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The location, close to such important cities of art as Siena, Florence, and Perugia, makes it the ideal accommodation for visitors who come to Italy for cultural tourism.
Distances: 100 m bus stop for Siena, 800m Villa a Sesta (restaurant and bar), 10 km Castelnuovo Berardenga, 12 km Gaiole in Chianti, 20 km Siena, 40 km Arezzo, 70 km Florence.
The nearest ski resort is 90 km in the Monte Amiata.
Golf: For golf enthusiasts, a Golf Club in the Siena area with an 18-hole course, just 40 km from Villa Casanova. The club offers individual and group lessons under the supervision of a n Italian Golf Federation pro.
At guests' disposal:Private swimming pool (5x12 mt, depth 1.20-2.50 mt open from first of May to end of October), with mini bar, situated inside the garden and surrounded by olive trees is at the guests' disposal. Baby-bed and high chair free of charge. Telephone. Barbeque.
Air conditioning in all the rooms, except the kitchen. Central heating. Small laundry room with washer, iron and board. Wi-Fi internet connection available free of charge Villa Casanova has large outdoor spaces, including gardens, vineyards and olive groves.
Outside there is a large swimming pool, a terrace with sun beds and comfortable chairs by "EMU". Guests have the opportunity to use for their meals the terrace in front of the veranda, overlooking an unique view. A dip in our capacious pool is a great way to cool down after sunbathing, a walk, or a day in one of Tuscany’s cities of art!
Swimming, Jacuzzi tubs, privacy, and absolute quiet. Nothing more – or less. For jogging enthusiasts, a run in the Tuscan countryside, where the panorama changes constantly and spectacular views await around every turn, is an experience not soon forgotten.
Other important vacation activities at Villa Casanova include:
•Visit of the nearest Chianti hamlets as Gaiole, Radda and Castellina.
•Mountain Biking: See our concierge for bikes and a detailed map of the area.
•Horseback Riding and Polo: Ride through the fabulous Chianti hills. The stables (18 km from Relais Casanova) also offer polo lessons.
•Truffle tasting and hunting in the nearby Crete Senesi: To discover all the secrets of the elusive truffle, you’re invited to participate in a one-day excursion to the Crete Senesi area for a fascinating “hunt” in private reserves, led by expert truffle hunters who will be happy to satisfy your every curiosity about the area and these gems of the earth.
•Shopping, “wellness and sport for good spirits.” The Mall, a designer outlet where you’ll find such prestigious brands as Gucci, Loro Piana, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Sergio Rossi, and many more (50 km from Relais Casanova), and the chic Prada outlet (25 km from Villa Casanova).
BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER
On request we offer to our guests the opportunity to book the breakfast, lunch and dinner with a private "mama" chef.
COOKING CLASS WITH "MAMA"
The cooking school of our Massaie, where true Italian culinary tradition is the order of the day, is a tribute to Tuscan cooking and its secrets as well as the history of a land which, with its recipes, has transformed its wealth of gastronomic treasures into tasty dishes with international reputations.
Our Tuscan Cooking Lessons reflect this tradition, offering our guests an authentic overview of local culture in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. The Massaie, the Relais’ exceptional cooks, generally prepare seasonal recipes, using fresh local products whenever possible.
The cooking courses vary as to duration and level of culinary expertise. The big kitchen-classroom is just what’s needed for a hands-on approach to learning.
We take care of the table settings, another “secret recipe” for a successful banquet. Key “ingredients”: faultless organization and the flowers of our gardens, fields, and woodlands.
A cooking lesson is just for the current renters of the villa, no extra people!
Our concierge service will be happy to provide you with any information you may need for your excursions in Tuscany and other regions of Italy.
Our itineraries will take you to some of Tuscany’s most interesting locations, all within easy reach of Villa Casanova. On request, van and private guide.
We recommend using private car or van hire with or without a driver.
Villa Casanova has large spaces to park cars.
===== Interior =====
Main villa (500 m2)
Ground floor: small living room with fireplace and sofas for 5, computer at guests'disposal, professional kitchen (oven, freezer, dishwasher), 3 double bedrooms with bathroom en-suite with bath/shower and double washbasin and access to the garden, 1 bathroom with shower.
First floor: living room with tv and sofas for 4, 4 double bedrooms with bathroom en-suite with bath/shower, 2 of which are communicating.
Annex (150 m2): Large, covered, panoramic veranda with dining room with table for 35 seats, pizza oven and laundry room (washing machine). 1 small double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Another very large suite (45 m2) with separate entrance and bathroom with shower.
In order to pass from one bedroom to the other, clients have to exit the annex.
IMPORTANT, the common dining area is external in respect to the bedrooms and the kitchen!
Cottage (130 m2): sauna, Jacuzzi bath, gym and 2 bathrooms with shower.
The cottage on the premises works as wellness center, only for the renters of the villa and on request. The services are to be paid extra.
- Sitting Room: Villa Casanova offers a library, with relax area where there is a large satellite TV with Sky.
From this position you can admire a breathtaking view.
- Kitchen: The kitchen is ideal to have an easy start doing things and is well furnished.
- Bedrooms: Each of the tastefully-appointed guest rooms has a private bath, satellite TV, minibar, air-conditioning, and wireless Internet. Safe and phone service.
- Bathrooms: Each bathroom has a tub and shower with glass sinks and tuscan's travertine.
Provided Bathroom amenities.
===== Apartment Policies =====
Included in the rental price:
welcome cocktail, maid service 2 hours a day/5 days a week; the possible extra service is charged on the spot and must be requested locally.
On request and to be paid for on location: massages in an equipped room with bathroom with shower, breakfast service and preparation of lunches and dinners, organization of excursions/tastings.
Arrival between 15:00 and 19:00
Departure within 10:00
Pool open from 1 May to 31 October
Not included in the rental price and to be paid on the spot:
Final Cleaning (mandatory): 20.00€ per person, minimum 150.00€
Maid service (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Cook (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Wine Tasting (on request): to be arranged with the owner
Refundable security deposit in cash (mandatory): 500.00€
Heating (on request): according to consumption
Air conditioning (on request): 0.45€ per kWh
Telephone: according to consumption
Tourist tax (mandatory): 1.50€ per person per day
Included in the rental price:
Bed linen and towels (weekly changed)